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Erganos Gorge

Gorge description

On the southeastern side of the Afendis Christos peak, nestled above the villages of Embaros, you’ll discover lush vineyards sprawled across the Erganos plateau at an elevation of 900 meters. The water, collected from the melting snow of the nearby slopes and numerous regional springs, contributes to the main tributary of the Anapodaris river, Baritis. This river traverses the Erganos plateau, carving out the striking Erganos canyon.

The Erganos canyon, adorned with flourishing plane trees, cypresses, and oaks, is a natural gem in this region. However, it is only navigable for a small portion, suitable for trekkers. After the initial 20-minute descent, the scenery transforms, revealing a unique natural sculpture with slender walls and spectacular waterfalls at nine different points. To navigate these areas, rappelling equipment is necessary.

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Most frequent asked questions

What type of gorge is Erganos Gorge?

Erganos Gorge is a narrow and steep gorge.

Is there water in Erganos Gorge?

Erganos Gorge is generally dry, but there are some springs along the way.

How can I access Erganos Gorge?

Erganos Gorge is accessible by walking.

How long is Erganos Gorge?

Erganos Gorge is 3 km long.

How difficult is Erganos Gorge?

Erganos Gorge has a difficulty level of 7 out of 10.

How long does it take to hike Erganos Gorge?

It takes approximately 3 hours to hike Erganos Gorge.

What is the altitude difference in Erganos Gorge?

The altitude difference in Erganos Gorge is 350 meters.

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